Person:James Kennerly (4)

Capt. James Kennerly
b.ABT 1715
m. bef. 1715
  1. Capt. James KennerlyABT 1715 - 1797
  2. Thomas Kennerlyabt 1719 - 1771
  3. Catherine Kennerlybef 1721 -
  4. Elizabeth Kennerlyabt 1722 -
  5. Samuel Kennerlyabt 1726 -
m. abt. 1743
  1. James Kennerly, Jr.1743 - 1827
  2. Mary Kennerly1746 - 1830
  3. Elizabeth James Kennerly1746/47 - 1828
  4. Thomas Kennerly1750 - 1832
  5. William Kennerly1751/52 - 1838
  6. Samuel Kennerly1754 - 1840
  7. Benjamin KennerlyABT 1756 - 1800
  8. Catherine 'Kitty' Kennerly1764 - 1823
  9. Reuben Kennerly1764 - 1824
Facts and Events
Name Capt. James Kennerly
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1715
Marriage abt. 1743 Poss. Virginiato Elizabeth Winston James
Death[1] June 1797 Augusta County, Virginia

James Kennerly was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Orange/Culpeper County, VA

  • Thomas Kennerly, James Kennerly and Elizabeth Kennerly, 1,750 acres, Orange Co., St. Marks Par.; bet. the mountains & the fork of Rushy R., commonly known as Delaware Forest; Imported 6 persons: Samuel Kennedy, Ellin Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, Elizabeth Kennedy, James Kennedy, & Catherine Kennedy (p.532). 19 Jun. 1735. [Source: Virginia Land Patents, Book 15, Genealogy Trails ]
  • Culpeper County, VA Deed Book C Page 309: Plat of land owned by Wm Poe and Lidia, his wife and Jas. Kennerly, 168 acres a part of 400 acres granted said Poe and Wm. Watson bearing date June 10, 1742,
  • P-300: Capt. James Kennerly of Augusta County, 374 acres on Fodder Stack Mt. in Culpepper Co. Surv. 27 Aug. 1750 made for James Wade by John Mauzy. Wade did not comply with advertisement recorded in Book N. Adj. Capt. John Frogg, James Kennerly. 15 Oct. 1774. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 227].

Land Acquisition from "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Vol. 2":

  • G-261: James Kennerly (Kennerly) of Culpeper County, 354 acres in said county. Surv. Mr. John Bayliss. Adj. Thomas Kennerly, Mount Delamen, Rush R., Francis Strother, Kennerley's Mt., 8 Aug. 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2, pg. 35].
  • O-86: James Kennerly of Culpeper County, has 583⅓ acres of tract granted Thomas, James & Elizabeth Kennerley called Delamore Forrest in said County. 19 June 1735. Resurveyed by Richard Young shows 1,187 acres surplus & adjoining land. Grant 1,770⅓ acres to said Kennerley on Rush River in said County on Peaked Mountain, Fodder Stack Mountain adj. James Wade, Col. John Frogg, Kennerley's Road, Capt. Compton, Frogg & Grant, Thomas & James Kennerley. 4 Sept. 1767. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gray, pg. 192].

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 293.--21st March, 1760. James ( ) Turk and Mary to James Kennerley, £130, 320 acres on South River of Shanando, conveyed to James by Thomas, 16th August, 1758, corner land formerly Bloodworth's. the Cranberry Swamps, Christian Clements' land.
  • Page 193.--20th May, 1771. Thomas Rodgers and Betty to James Kennerley. £100 143 acres, north side Shanandore River, John Patrick's lines; corner Poindexter's land, Thomas Turk's line. Teste: Richard Poindexter Delivered to Mr. Kennerley. March 1777
  • Page 233.--22d November, 1775. John Kennerley and Mary, of Craven County, Camden District, South Carolina, to James Kennerley. Patented to Wm. Russell, 1st December, 1740. Patented to Joseph Bloodworth, 1st August, 1740. Teste: John Strother, William Kennerley, Joseph Strother. Certificate that the other witnesses that Joseph Strother, the other witness who came with them from South Carolina to prove this deed, died since his arrival. Privy examination of Mary as to above certified by Robert Goodwin, David Hopkins and Richard Brown.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 370.--7th April, 1781. James Kennerley, Sr., to his son William Kennerley. Delivered. Teste: Birnis Brown, Charles B. Hunter, Cornelias Maupin, Thos. Kennerley, Kitty Kennerley, James Kennerley, Jr.

Will of James Kennerly

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

  • Page 101 - - James Kennerley, Sr. 's, will, dated 23rd June, 1797 - - Sons, Reuben, William, and Benjamin, James, Thomas, and Samuel; daughters, Mary Lockhart, Elizabeth Poindexter, Kitty Craig. Proved, 3rd April, 1807.

Records in Orange County, VA

Pg. 269-271. Indenture 22 Jan 1745 between William Coleman and Elizabeth, his wife, of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, and Francis Strother of St. Martin's Parish, County of Hanover.. deeds of lease and release.. 583⅓ acres of land being the one third part of a Patent granted to Thomas Kennerly, James Kennerly and Eliz. Kennerly for 1,750 acres dated 242 June 1735 in St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, between the mountains in the fork of the Bushy River called Delamera Forrest.. release for consideration mentioned. . . . (signed) William (X) Coleman, Eliza. (X) Coleman.
Recorded 25 January 1745.
[Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 56].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 317.--11th August, 1749. Michael Lawler and Mary, his wife, Thomas of St Mark's Parrish, Culpeper Co., to Thomas Kennerley, Joseph Bloodworth, Mary Bloodworth, Mary Margaret Kennerley, William Russell. Devised to his wife, Mary, after her death to Mary Margaret Kennerly, wife of Thomas. Mary Bloodworth, widow, has married Michael. 100 acres purchased by Joseph from Russell, 27th May, 1742. 300 acres patented to Joseph, 1st August, 1745. Teste: John Roberts, Jr., William Duncan, Archibald, William and Susanna Woods, James Kennerley. (Note: Thomas Kennerly possible sibling or other?).
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1767. - (483) James Kennerley has leave to build a mill on his own land on South River.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1768. - (507) Lilley Pratt. servant of James Kennerley.
  • Page 492.--Culpeper, 21 Nov., 1771. Kind Sir: I received yours a few days ago wherein you let me know you were a little uneasy at my long stay. I am sorry I could not be over before now. If Capt. Peter Hog will bind my son Samuel to you, shall take it a favor of him. I expect to be up between this and the 25th of next month and, if possible, will bring you some Cash, if you desire. My son should be bound before I come up. This is to Empower Captain Peter Hog to do it according to your Request. I am with Sincerity, Your ever Well Wisher, Wiat Coleman. P. S.--My compliments to Mrs. Mathews and all other Friends. To Mr. Sampson Mathews. Favor Capt. James Kenerley.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 24, 1773. - (138) James Kennerley, vice John Henderson--road surveyor.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1774. - Ramsey vs. McClure.--Chancery writ, 25th May, 1773. In 1769, John Ramsey, Jr. and Hugh McClure bought land in Beverly Manor and heard that James Hunter of King George had bought the remainder of the Manor not sold and had employed James Kennerley to look out for purchasers. James Ramsey and John Ramsey were brothers and sons of John Ramsey. James Black and John Black were brothers.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1778. - (347) Valentine Shirly and Jacob Barrier, vice James Kennerly, appointed road surveyor.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1792--February __, George Craig and Kitty Kennerly, daughter of James Kennerly; surety, A. Mustoe.
  • Vol. 2 - DISTRICT CIRCUIT COURT EXECUTIONS. - SEPTEMBER, 1794 (A to I). - William and James Kennerley, Sr.--Delivered bond to George Dives, executor of James Barrat, 5th May, 1794.
  • Page 134.--6th November, 1794. Jacob Barrier's estate appraised by Robert Porterfield, Jas. Kerr, James Kennerley, Geo. Craig, Valentine Shirly.
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1795 (K to Z). - Robert Porterfield vs. William Kennerley, James Kennerley and James Kennerley, Jr.--Motion for debt, January 22, 1795.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1796--August 13, John Kennerly and Mathew Robertson, surety. John Kennedy and Catherine Herpine, daughter of Thos. Herpine, deceased, late of Shenandoah County. Catherine not of age. Consent by her mother, Mary Kennerly, and James Kennerly. Teste: Catharine Kennerly.
  • APRIL, 1797. Allison vs. Kennedy (s/b Kennerly) --Special verdict. Mentions patent to William Russell in year 1740. William Russell owned land in Beverley Manor prior to 1740. In 1742, 27th May, William conveyed his lands to Joseph Bloodworth, Joseph's will, dated 3d October, 1743, wife, Mary Bloodworth devise to Mary Margaret Kennerley, wife of Thomas Kennerley. After Joseph's death, widow Mary married Michael Lawler. Thomas and Mary Margaret sold land to James Kennerley, but died before making deed, and Thomas, eldest son and heir; John Kennerley and Mary, his wife, conveyed the land to James. James Kennerley died, June, 1797. Survey was made for Russell, 1739.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1801 (H to L). - Kennerley vs. John Allison.--Caveat dated 7th April, 1795. Plaintiffs, James and William Kennerley, George Craig, John and Christopher Fowler, Martin Grove. Involves 215 acres on South River, surveyed for John, 13th September, 1794. Claimed by caveators by reason of patent, 1st December, 1740, to William Russell. These 215 acres were decreed to John in caveat proceedings in District Court. Thomas Turk, Sr., deposes about sixty years ago he, Thomas, carried the chain upon survey of a tract for William Russell. Thomas Lawson settled at the Spring now owned by Martin Grove, and James Kennerley ordered him off. Again survey made forty-eight years ago near where deponent now lives and then lived. He has lived sixty-seven or sixty-eight years on land where he now lives. Special verdict finds patent to Russell, 1st December, 1740. Beverley Manor lines. Lands in dispute have been in possession of John and Christian Fanber and Martin Grove and their predecessors for upwards of thirty years. Land was conveyed by Russell to Bloodworth and afterwards became vested in James Kennerley, father of caveators. (Note: the plaintiffs in this case were both sons of this James Kennerly).
  • Vol. 1 - 1823-1824-1825. - File No. 926.--Calvert vs. Kennerley. Ross (Rolls?) Calvert and Charles Harper complain that on 19th September, 1794, George Calvert purchased of James Kennerly, since deceased, a tract in Culpeper County--325 acres. George assigned the title bond to orators on 29th March, 1806. Kennerley died testate. Will recorded in Staunton District Court, but died intestate as to this land. James Kennerley's son, Benjamin, has died intestate and without issue. James left other issue, viz: Sons James, Thomas, Samuel; Mary Lockhart, then wife of Patrick Lockhart, but now sole; Elizabeth Poindexter, wife of Joseph Poindexter; William and Reuben; Kitty Craig, wife of George Craig. William and Reuben and James have made a deed to orators, but were without title. The heirs reside partly in Virginia and partly in other parts. Thomas resides in Kentucky. Spa. dated 23d August, 1810.
  • Vol. 1 - 1823-1824-1825 - File No. 926.--Turk vs. Kennerley.--Thomas Turk complains that on 24th February, 1768, he entered 400 acres near his own and James Kennerley's land in Augusta. James Kennerley, Sr., claimed the land, and now James Kennerley, Jr., holds it, and also holds up the will of James, Sr., refusing to probate it.

Records in Culpeper County, VA

Culpeper County, Virginia record:

  • 17 April 1760 - p. 309-12: William Poe and Lidia his wife of Culpeper County to James Kennerly of same. For pounds 47 current money. 163 acres on the head branches of Battle Run . . spring in the head of a branch near the Peaked Mountain Road on the lower or south side the said Poe's plantation . . near the first line of Poe's and Watson's patent . . division corner between Poe and John Gouge who holds Watson's part of the survey . . part of 400 acres granted to Poe and William Watson by patent 10 June 1737. (signed) William (W) Poe, Lidia (L) Poe. Acknowledged by William. Lidia was first privily examined.
  1. Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts.